Spotlight On De Grendel Wine Estate – Not To Be Missed When You’re In Cape Town
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As one of Cape Town’s oldest Wine Farms, De Grendel has a rich history and a beautiful story. Starting off as a horse farm and eventually delving into winemaking, the farm has been through many changes but its character has stayed the same. First established in 1720, the farm was bought by Sir David de Villiers Graaff in 1890. The prominent South African businessman and politician intended to use the land as a breeding and resting ground for his prized purebred Arab horses bought from Argentina.
Visiting De Grendel is always a full feast for the senses. The estate is found in Cape Town’s northern suburbs, making it one of the only wine farms with a fantastic view of Table Mountain and the Atlantic Ocean. The glass enclosed terrace looks out over the vineyards and on a clear day you can even see as far as False Bay.
Dining at De Grendel is highly recommended. The restaurant on the farm has been voted one of the Top 10 Fine Dining Establishments in South Africa by Traveller’s Choice. Serving only the freshest locally grown ingredients, diners can expect an homage to classic South African farm-style food and classic Cape cuisine made exceptionally well by a chef who is passionate about his heritage and committed to using only the finest ingredients. Expect fine-dining pared with the most divine local wine.
De Grendel can also boast some award-winning wines, and is said to be one of the best white wine producers in the country. We recommend booking a wine tasting to discover the intricacies of a working wine farm and explore its specially designed cellar, followed by a delicious lunch in the acclaimed restaurant.